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What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by going on a book-date with some of the most dreamy Irish bachelors the book world has to offer. Throw some green beer in the mix and you’ve got the making of a pretty awesome night.
These books are set it the wonderful country of Ireland. With the lovely green hills, sexy accents and, my personal favorite, leprechauns. Speaking of which, any chance you’re looking to book date a leprechaun? I’ve got exactly what you need right here.
If you would prefer to keep your book-boyfriends more human, I’ve got a wonderful list of handsome Irish gentlemen for you to get acquainted with. Some contemporary, some historical, I think there’s even a few eligible princes in the list. Lucky you!
Set up your book dates and make your St. Patricks day the best ever.
BEYOND THE CLIFFS OF KERRY
by Amanda Hughes
414 pages | April 2011
It seduces her like a lover. It bewitches her like a spell. It is something mysterious and powerful that Darcy McBride must follow beyond the cliffs of Kerry. Ireland in 1755 is a terrible place ravaged by famine and the brutal occupation by the British. There seems to be no escape. Darcy joins a group of smugglers who trade illegally with the French and when the operation is discovered, she is transported to the English Colonies for servitude. Shattered by war and bloodshed, Darcy finds the colonists on a feeding frenzy of survival. Read More
HER BEST LAID PLANS
by Cara McKenna
84 Pages | Cosmopolitan Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin | April 15, 2014
Steamy | Novella
Experience Ireland—the dramatic beauty, the warm hospitality…and the smoking hot local guys!
Imagine nursing a pint in a cozy, authentic country pub, far from Cork’s busy city pulse. Getting here took you a plane, bus, taxi and…um, bicycle. But just as you’re resigning yourself to drinking beside grey-haired farmers, you see him—a man with the looks and charm to soothe any heartbroken girl. Read More
I MARRIED THE DUKE
by Katharine Ashe
367 Pages | Avon | August 27, 2013
Historical Romance | Regency
Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride?
On the way to marry a prince in a castle, a lady should never:
1. Bribe an infuriatingly arrogant and undeniably irresistible ship captain,
2. Let him kiss her senseless on a beach,
3. Battle thieves at his side,
4. Exchange wedding vows with him, even under the direst circumstances. Read More
Ireland in the Middle Ages—a land of both heavenly landscapes and hellish warfare. It is in this world that Lord Eric of Shanekill is both feared and revered. His unstoppable rage on the battlefield has made him known as the “Irish Devil.” Little did he know that his greatest battle would be fought in his heart…
Faith, daughter of Lord Terra, is a healer who lives on the edge of society. Shamed by a cruel act of injustice, cast out by her father, she is the last one anyone would choose for a wife … Read More
JEWELS OF THE SUN
by Nora Roberts
347 Pages | Jove | November 1, 1999
Fantasy | Contemporary Romance
Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.
Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country’s haunting myths. Read More
Miss Kylie “Soon-to-Be-a-Saint” O’Shea teaches at the Gaelic school, helps her neighbors and volunteers for every good cause. No one in Ballymuir can figure out why she keeps the interested lads at bay but they all warn her that she’s in danger of fulfilling a local legend: becoming the last bride in Ballymuir. When a stranger named Michael Kilbride comes to the village wild rumors surround his every move. Read More
LOVE AND SHENANIGANS
by Zara Keane
360 Pages | Beaverstone Press LLC | October 28, 2016
Second Chance | Romantic Comedy
Falling for the groom…Three days before leaving Ireland on the adventure of a lifetime, Fiona Byrne returns to her hometown to attend the family wedding from hell. When she discovers the drunken vows she exchanged with the groom during a wild Las Vegas trip eight years previously mean they’re legally married, her future plans ricochet out of control.
Gavin Maguire’s life is low on drama, high on stability, and free of pets. But Gavin hadn’t reckoned on Fiona blasting back into his life and crashing his wedding. Read More
How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Read More
THE PRINCES OF IRELAND
by Edward Rutherfurd
778 Pages | Ballantine Books | March 1, 2005
Brilliantly weaving impeccable historical research with stirring storytelling, Edward Rutherfurd explores our shared Celtic roots in a magnificent epic of Ireland spanning eleven centuries. While vividly conveying the passions and struggles that shaped particularly the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history Read More
He’s the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.
Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.